Construction Update for August 28, 2015

THIS WEEK’S ACTIVITIES

  • Continue Site Excavation
  • Removal of Contaminated Soil
  • Mobilize Shoring Rig
  • Completed Soil Boring Testing
  • Conference Trailer Mobilization
  • Erosion Control Monitoring and Maintenance

NEXT WEEK’S ACTIVITIES

  • Continue Site Excavation
  • H-Pile Material Procurement
  • H-Pile Delivery / Layout (CIP Deck)
  • Install Temporary Dewatering
  • Measures
  • Pre-Split Drilling for Subsurface Rock Removal

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Construction Update August 21, 2015

THIS WEEK’S ACTIVITIES

  • Site Excavation
  • Removal of Existing Building Foundations
  • Erosion Control Monitoring and Maintenance
  • Layout of Additional Soil Test Borings
  • Drilling of Additional Soil Test Borings
  • Establish Construction Roads
  • Continue Site Prep for Drilled Piers  (PAC)
  • Conference Room Mobilization

 

NEXT WEEK’S ACTIVITIES

  • Continue Site Excavation
  • Removal of Contaminated Soil
  • Continue Soil Test Drilling
  • Mobilize Shoring Rig

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Construction Update August 14, 2015

THIS WEEK’S ACTIVITIES

  • Site Excavation
  • Removal of Existing Building Foundations
  • Installation of Project Webcam
  • Erosion Control Monitoring and Maintenance
  • Layout of Additional Soil Test Borings
  • Establish Construction Roads
  • Site Prep for Drilled Piers (PAC)
  • Completed Construction Office Mobilization

NEXT WEEK’S ACTIVITIES

  • Continue Site Excavation
  • Removal of Contaminated Soil
  • Mobilize Soil Test Boring Rig
  • Mobilize Shoring Rig
  • Continue Site Prep for Drilled Piers (PAC)

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The Great Dig

One feature of the new development is the addition of underground parking. To make that happen, a good bit of dirt needs to leave the site. Trucks are a frequent project site visitor these days, an average of 30 trucks per day hauling dirt away.  The number will increase to approximately 80 loads per day come late August into September. Trucks are depositing the soil in pre-arranged areas, with the trucks using Roswell Road to head north and south (about a 50/50 split).

 

Construction Update August 7, 2015

THIS WEEK’S ACTIVITIES

  • Completion of Site Clearing & Grubbing
  • Continuation of Tree Removal
  • Construction Office Mobilization
  • Georgia Power Commencement of Power Line Relocation
  • Continuation of Dirt Excavation
  • Commence Project Layout and Control
  • Design Review of Loading Dock Layout
  • Layout and Additional Testing of Impacted Soils

 

NEXT WEEK’S ACTIVITIES

  • Continue Site Grading and Excavation
  • Continue Establishment of Construction Offices
  • Install Project Webcam
  • Continue Project Layout and Control
  • Continue Removal of Existing Under-ground utilities
  • Foundation Contractor Mobilize Personnel and Equipment to Site
  • Commence Impacted Soils Excavation and Haul-off

Construction Update July 31, 2015

THIS WEEK’S ACTIVITIES

  • Site Clearing & Grubbing Continues
  • Tree Removal Continues
  • Construction Office Mobilization
  • Removal of Existing Building Foundations Complete
  • Temporary Utility Installation Complete
  • Establishment of Temporary Power Complete
  • Commencement of Mass Excavation

 

NEXT WEEK’S ACTIVITIES

  • Complete Site Clearing & Grubbing
  • Continue Site Grading and Excavation
  • Continue Establishment of Construction Offices
  • Install Project Webcam
  • Commence Project Layout and Control
  • Commence Removal of Existing Underground Utilities

 

Sandy Springs Seeks Community Input on Visual Preference for City Center

Please Note: This meeting has been postponed due to a Winter Weather Warning. It will now be held on Wednesday, March 4 at 6 p.m. at City Hall.

The City of Sandy Springs will host a public Open House on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 to update the community on the progress of City Center development as well as to gather input on visual aesthetics throughout the downtown development.

“The heartbeat of a city is its downtown. It’s important to reach back into the community to gather feedback as we approach milestones within the project to keep in tune with the community’s thoughts, ” said Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul.

The Open House will take place beginning at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall located at 7840 Roswell Road, Building 500, Sandy Springs, GA 30350. A formal presentation will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. to provide an update on activities related to the overall City Center project. From 7:00 – 8:00 p.m., residents will participate in visual preference surveys designated by City Center components: City Green, Performing Arts Center and City Hall Offices, and Retail/Residential areas that are part of the private development component of the project. The City will publish an online survey (www.sandysrpingscitycenter.com) beginning Feb. 26th, to take in feedback from those not able to attend the Open House.

“We know that design is driven by personal preferences and personalities. Design for City Center should reflect and reinforce the concept of City Center as a shared place of community for the city as a whole. Through the collection of this input, we’ll be able to extrapolate commonalities to help us accomplish that goal,” added Paul.

Goals for the City Center project include the creation of a unique, vibrant, walkable City Center, which incorporates mixed-use development introducing new dining, high-end residential living, and amenity retail and entertainment options. The project also will create an appropriate setting for a new civic / cultural center that will contain multiple uses such as city offices, meeting space and a performing arts facility. In addition, the City block will encompass a green space network to accommodate a variety of activities.

Sandy Springs Selects Holder Construction as Construction Manager at Risk for City Center

The City of Sandy Springs today announced it has selected Holder Construction Company as Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) to work alongside the City and its partners in the development of the civic facilities within the City’s downtown, City Center project. The City considered five firms, selected through a competitive request for qualification and proposal process.

“We were fortunate to have a number of highly regarded firms to choose from. The quality of the Holder team, coupled with the firm’s experience, including construction of many performing arts centers, as well as the level of detail they provided related to scheduling, provided us with a high level of confidence in making the recommendation to the City Council,” said Sandy Springs City Manager John McDonough.

Holder was founded in Atlanta in 1960, and is the one of the largest construction management organizations based in the metropolitan area. The firm has constructed more than 23 million square feet in mixed-use developments and 22 performing arts centers, in addition to $5.9 billion in public buildings. Past clients and projects included Cox Enterprises’ C-Tech and Corporate Headquarters Campus in Atlanta, GA; Devon Energy’s World Headquarters Complex in Oklahoma City, OK; Bowie State University’s Fine and Performing Arts Center in Bowie, MD; Virginia Tech’s Center for Performing Arts and Turner Street Mixed-Use Development, in Blacksburg, VA; and the City of Raleigh Plaza and Marriott Hotel in downtown Raleigh, NC.

In the CMAR role, Holder will work alongside the City and its partners: Carter (Program Manager), Rosser International (Architect) and jB+a, Inc. (Landscape Architect) in both the design and construction phases of the City Center project by evaluating cost, schedules and implications of alternative designs, as well as constructability reviews and value engineering related to the project. In addition, Holder will be responsible for construction of the public components of the City Center project.

Goals for the City Center project include the creation of a unique, vibrant, walkable City Center, which incorporates mixed-use development introducing new dining, high-end residential living, and amenity retail and entertainment options. The project also will create an appropriate setting for a new civic / cultural center that will contain multiple uses such as city offices, meeting space and a performing arts facility. In addition, the City block will encompass a green space network to accommodate a variety of activities.

Construction Management Services Civic Facility RFP Recommendation presentation given to the Mayor and City Council on January 6, 2015